Spring is here!
It’s no mystery why spring-flowering plants are popular. They provide much-needed color and loveliness after a long, drab winter and officially say, “Spring has arrived!” But their significance goes deeper: Many of the most popular plants associated with Easter and the season of rebirth have deep traditions: The lily is considered a symbol of purity, for example, and is associated with the Virgin Mary in art dating all the way back to Medieval times! Most traditional Easter plants are easy-care and inexpensive, and you can find them online, at nurseries, and even in grocery stores this time of year. Many of these plants are potted and “forced” into bloom in time for Easter, so they also make pretty gifts. After enjoying these flowering plants indoors, some can even be transplanted into your garden, or into patio containers or planter boxes for a show again next year and for years to come.
Here are a few of our favorite Easter flowers for springtime displays: